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Acronis Backup Cloud

16 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Google Cloud Storage

160 Ratings
Score 8.6 out of 101

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Acronis Backup Cloud

Acronis Backup Cloud is suited for backing up Windows Servers. Downtime is greatly decreased by using their virtualization options. You will need a Hyper-V enabled computer to virtualize, though, but this can be one of your general-use workstations. A Windows 10 Pro machine with 16 GB of RAM would do it for you.Or, if you have Macs that need to be backed up, you can do that as well. You can grab either full volume images, or files/folders.I can't really think of a scenario that you would not want Acronis Backup Cloud, except pre-Server 2012 OS's, since virtualization isn't supported on those older systems.
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Google Cloud Storage

Google Cloud Storage is highly useful when you need to store data programmatically, from a web or mobile application, and when you need some amount of access control—for instance, such as when you want to sync data across devices. It is less needed for simple file hosting of static web assets, as it may be overly complex for something as simple as hosting static images for a website.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
8.4
Versioning
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
8.5
Video files
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
9.3
Audio files
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
9.3
Document collaboration
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
7.7
Access control
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
9.3
File search
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
7.0
Device sync
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
7.7

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
8.3
User and role management
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
8.7
File organization
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
7.9
Device management
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
8.2

Cloud Storage Platform

Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
9.3
Performance
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
9.6
Reliability
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
9.8
Storage Reports
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
8.3

Pros

  • The Acronis backup console is easy to use.
  • Acronis offers an online recovery console to access items quickly and easily.
  • The ability to backup and restore Office 365 mailboxes.
  • Creating backup plans and schedules is simple.
  • Email alerts notifying administrators on backup failures.
  • The backup deduplication and compression features is one of industries best.
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  • Ease of sharing within the company.
  • Easy to organize files/groups via Google Cloud Storage versus other cloud storage products.
  • Easy to sync other Google products (gmail, calendar, etc) to cloud storage.
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Cons

  • More features needed - tapes support, more advanced deduplication
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  • Although it's pretty easy to navigate, maybe changing the layout/display just slightly would be helpful. Especially for new users who really need to improve overall organization.
  • Offering a better tutorial for new users/groups would be helpful. I never got a tutorial when I first started using it and it took awhile to figure out how to navigate.
  • Not sure what the overall cost looks like for our company, but any discounts offered for companies that also use google products at the enterprise level (like Digital First Media/Adtaxi) would be nice.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acronis Backup Cloud9.1
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The cost savings we realized from moving to this software has us hooked - it does everything we need it to do on a very high level (virtualization, for example) and is very low cost for us.
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Alternatives Considered

I believe Acronis has the easiest interface to control backups and restores. The backup solution that didn't work the best for us was Symantec Backup. The other backup solutions (Unitrends, Barracuda,and Veeam) have similar backup features as Acronis and are recommended. Uniterends backup is more advanced and can be complicated not for organizations without IT staff.
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I tried a couple other alternatives but like GCS a lot, mainly because it's easy to understand. It practically follows the same idea and structure of many other Google products. Amazon is good, it's fast and cheap but the UI is something that confused me a lot. Additionally, I don't really have too much time to learn a new platform every month, so I keep to search tools that are easy to manage. And of course, scalable.
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Return on Investment

  • ROI has been huge. The cost is incredibly cheap, and we saved $1500/month by switching.
  • With a heavy impact on profits, we're able to bundle this backup plan into our basic server management plans with no additional cost, which raises the value of our offerings significantly.
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  • It's inexpensive
  • it's possible to connect very easily with other services like cloud accelerators, keeping costs low
  • You have to pay it every 30 days
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Pricing Details

Acronis Backup Cloud

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Google Cloud Storage

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details